End of School Year… Flower Essences to the Rescue!! Part 1: Children and Teens

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It is that hectic time of year…. The last weeks of school are full with mixed feelings of excitement and dread for kids, parents and teachers alike. Kids are tired and restless. The pressure of the exams and assignments, school performances and proms, the excitement of warmer and longer days, and the planning and anticipation of the summer vacation. We …

10 reasons why you should consider Healing Touch

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Healing Touch is a gentle complementary therapy that uses light touch to balance and restore energy that has been depleted due to mental or emotional stress, trauma, illness and/or medical procedures. Healing touch uses very gentle touch. It is not massage and it is given with the client fully clothed. Here are some reasons why you should consider Healing Touch …

Are your emotions affecting your health?

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The link between the body and the mind fascinates me. An increasing body of research is now supporting what some traditional healing methods like Chinese medicine or Ayurveda have known for centuries: that there’s a connection between the body and the mind and that thoughts and emotions can impact our health. Most people know that anger is bad for the …

Overwhelmed? Check out Elm Flower Essence

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  “… IS THE REMEDY FOR PEOPLE SUFFERING A TEMPORARY LOSS OF CONFIDENCE DUE TO THE OVERWHELMING AMOUNT OF RESPONSIBILITY THEY HAVE TAKEN ON…”  DR EDWARD BACH This month I’m going to write about a flower essence that can be very helpful in periods of stress and pressure. We can all feel overwhelmed at times… who hasn’t felt this way?  The essence …

Letting the summer go

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  NYC is buzzing and enjoying a beautiful Indian summer. Fall will official start soon. I’m sad to see the summer go. After a meditation retreat and my summer vacation, I’m enjoying the return to my healing practice with renewed energy, enthusiasm and fresh ideas. My inspiration for the coming months comes from my practice too. I heard yesterday from …

Finding your life purpose: Wild Oat Flower Essence

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  “A JACK OF ALL TRADES A MASTER OF NONE” It’s summer. School and college years are over and summer vacations are foremost in our minds.  This is the season for reflecting on our working life: of making next steps or using vacation time to reflect on work options and career. If you are thinking about job searching or a new career direction, check out Wild …

Healing Touch to Reduce Stress: hitting that Reset button

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“This was so relaxing. Nothing like anything I have experienced before. People should have one Healing Touch session every week!” These are the words of a client of mine who works in NYC’s Financial District. The damaging effects of stress on the body and the mind are well known. Our bodies are only equipped to deal with certain stresses for short …

Self-care is essential

Flor Taboada blog, Flower Essences, Healing Touch, Lifestyle, Self-care, Stress

Self-care is what we do in order to take care of our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health:  all those things, sometimes big (going on a nice vacation or a retreat), sometimes small (taking some full deep conscious breaths or going for a walk in the park). Self-care helps us feel more connected, happier and present in our lives. Self-care …

Gorse Flower Essence: The light at the end of the tunnel

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“Very great hopelessness, they have given up belief that more can be done for them. Under persuasion or to please others they may try different treatments, at the same time assuring those around that there is so little hope of relief.”- The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies, Dr Edward Bach Gorse (Ulex europaeus) is a Bach Flower Essence belonging to the …